The Kidney Foundation of Canada is people working together for a common cause. We are volunteers, individuals living with kidney disease, donors, and staff members — from all walks of life, all across Canada.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health and the reduction and, if possible, the elimination of the burden of kidney diseases. The primary beneficiaries are people at risk of or affected by kidney disease.
The Kidney Foundation provides:
New knowledge and treatments generating hope will exist in the following areas:
- Knowledge of the kidney and kidney disease.
- Methods by which the new knowledge from research results can be translated into the treatment, prevention, and slowing of the progression of kidney disease.
To achieve optimal health status, all people affected by kidney disease have access to healthcare and to wellness, socio-emotional, and financial support including:
- Equitable access to appropriate cost-effective treatment, as close to home as possible, regardless of background and personal circumstances.
- Timely access to successful long-term organ transplantation, if desired and appropriate.
- Comfort for those who withdraw from or do not wish dialysis treatment.
All people affected by kidney disease are empowered to maximize their outcomes.
- People have the knowledge to make effective choices to prevent, minimize, and seek treatment for kidney disease.
- People can advocate for themselves and others when navigating the system.
- The kidney community has a sense of belonging and a collective voice.
- An informed Canadian public understands and responds to the impact of kidney disease.
- Effective provincial and federal policies and strategies exist for kidney research, kidney care, organ donation, and transplantation.
The Kidney Foundation relies on its extensive network of qualified volunteers working in partnership with staff to deliver its programs and services throughout Canada. The Kidney Foundation is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act and is incorporated under the laws of Canada.
How Your Donations Help
The volunteers and employees of The Kidney Foundation of Canada are proud of the work we do. From helping those at risk of developing kidney disease learn more through our SEEKD program, to giving kids a summer camp respite from their usual routines to supporting patients w short-term financial assistance, The Kidney Foundation of Canada makes an impact where it matters most to patients. These, and many other examples, can be found in our annual Impact Reports.
We encourage donors to look at the value of our contribution to reducing the burden of kidney disease in society. Our Mission speaks to the provisions we make for our primary beneficiaries – those at risk of or affected by kidney disease.
In order to fund its important work, The Kidney Foundation of Canada operates a diverse mix of fundraising campaigns, each with its own cost parameters. These campaigns can also have important other benefits, such as raising awareness of the disease.
According to Imagine Canada, “Establishing a fundraising cost ratio is helpful but imperfect because it only measures a charity’s fundraising efficiency and cannot measure that charity’s overall efficiency or effectiveness.” Find out more in Imagine Canada’s information sheet on Fundraising and Administrative Costs.
The Kidney Foundation supports transparency and ethical practices. We adhere to Imagine Canada’s Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code
Our audited financial statements, showing fundraising costs, are available on our website.
We appreciate opportunities to engage with our donors and potential donors, and we invite you to send questions, comments, or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to be a member of the Imagine Canada Ethical Code, a set of standards that ensures both financial accountability and best practices for soliciting and managing donations. As part of our compliance to the Ethical Code, please find provided below a link to our T-3010 returns which are filed annually with the Canada Revenue Agency, and a link to our Investment Policy related to our assets. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our donors for their continual commitment to our work in reducing the burden of kidney disease.
If you have any questions about our adherence to the Code, please contact us.